9789814634014

The Singapore House 1819-1942

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  • ISBN13:

    9789814634014

  • ISBN10:

    9814634018

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2015-08-07
  • Publisher: Natl Book Network
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Summary

The Singapore House is a comprehensive study of the various domestic architectural styles that thrived in Singapore from 1819 until the outbreak of the Pacific War—from English, Georgian, Victorian, Eclectic, Edwardian, Baroque, Arts and Crafts and Modern International to the home-grown Coarsened Classical. Beautifully illustrated,

The Singapore House marks a major attempt to document a rich and beautiful architectural legacy. The over 400 illustrations include rare historical materials, remarkable photographs and fascinating architectural drawings.

Author Biography

A Singapore Peranakan and architect, the late Lee Kip Lin was born in 1925 and educated at the Singapore Chinese Girls’ School and the Anglo Chinese School. He received his architectural training at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, University of London. From 1956 until his retirement in 1984, he combined a career in teaching with private practice. He is the author of several monographs on Singapore’s architectural history and a keen collector of Singapore memorabilia.

Table of Contents

C O N T E N T S

PART I THE HISTORY
First Years 1819–1829
16
Early House 1830–1869
24
Eclecticism 1870–1899
52
Chinese Cognate
76
Malay Traditions
86
The Adoption
94
Landscape amd Garden
106
Revivals and Uncertainty 1900–1941
118
PART II THE ALBUM
A Sampling of Houses,
their Architects, Interiors, Plans, Elevations,
their Owners and Occupants
and a Glimpse of the Life therein
142
PART III APPENDICES
Bibliography
228
Photo Credits
229
Index
230
Acknowledgements
232

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